Meridian Star

December 1, 2012

Suspected US drone strike kills 3 in Pakistan

ISHTIAQ MAHSUD, Associated Press
Associated Press

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed three militants in a Pakistani tribal region along the Afghan border.

Senior government official Shahid Ali says two drone-fired missiles hit a vehicle Saturday near the Sheen Warsak area of South Waziristan, killing a Yemeni militant and two others.

The attack was second this week in the same area. On Thursday, a missile strike on a house killed three alleged militants. Two intelligence officials say another Yemeni was killed in that strike.

The intelligence officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to brief reporters.

Pakistan's tribal regions are considered key hideouts for Taliban and al-Qaida fighters.